Tina L. Jens teaches the fantasy writing courses at Columbia College-Chicago and has a blog about writing that goes live Sunday nights at BlackGate.com
. She also runs the monthly Gumbo Fiction Salon reading series. She’s had about 75 short stories published, and her first novel, The Blues Ain’t Nothin’; Tales of the Lonesome Blues Pub
was a finalist for the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. She has a Bride of Frankenstein novella forthcoming in the anthology Gaslight Ghouls
(Chaosium). When not writing or teaching, she’s usually hanging about in blues clubs or haunting New Orleans.